Jasper Kerr Consulting

Working with the DIY SOS team

BBC's DIY SOS came to the North East in the summer of 2023, with Nick Knowles and his team arriving to transform a derelict building into a fully-inclusive performing arts school in Wallsend.

North Tyneside charity True Colours Theatre had been given the keys to a run-down building with no electricity, heating, natural light or disabled access and they have limited funds to renovate it.

Founded in 2014, True Colours is an inclusive theatre school for children and young people who live in the North East of England. The majority of its 500 members have additional needs such as autism, ADHD, anxiety disorders, physical and life limiting conditions and various mental health issues.

Jasper Kerr provided structural services over the course of the build, culminating in a refurbishment that, in the words of the charity “provides a safe space, a place full of acceptance and where everyone can grow in confidence without stigma or difference"

The popular BBC show was first aired on 30th August 2023
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